Category Archive: Recent Arrivals

(NEW) Chuck Lee 12″ open back banjo – Prairieville with Hawkins Spring scroll peghead shape, fancy curly walnut, varnish – $3,550

(NEW) Our finest old-timey open back banjos continue to come from the workshop of our friend Chuck Lee. The banjos are honest, they are organic, and they have tone that other banjos just cannot replicate. And Chuck Lee is a prince among men….. We’ve been with Chuck for quite a while. We go way back…. As Chuck Lee banjos go, this is

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14 X TR “Boot Burst” with Sitka, Mahogany, Full-Body Sunburst – $2,250

(NEW) For over two years now, AMW has been Waterloo central, with a vast and comprehensive stock from one of the coolest new guitar lines in years.  We pride ourselves in always having the latest and greatest, and the latest from Waterloo is this new “Boot Burst” interpretation of their flagship, best selling model the WL-14. The color was inspired

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(NEW) Huss & Dalton Road Edition MJ, Mini Jumbo, Torrefied Sitka, Mahogany – $2,925

(NEW) We’ve been exploring the Huss & Dalton “Road Edition” build package as a way of bringing some of our customers handmade, made-in-the-USA guitars at a manageable price point.  Road Edition instruments are all solid wood, built by the same talented team as the standard H&D line… but by minimizing cosmetic options and adding certain manufacturing efficiencies, H&D are able

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(USED) OME North Star banjo, open-back 5-string, curly maple – $1,975

Just in on trade – a beautiful OME North Star open back maple 5-string. It was traded here by the original purchaser on a new custom OME NorthStar resonator banjo. The NORTH STAR features the OME Vintage brass tone ring fitted to an 11”, 2-ply solid maple rim to produce our clearest, brightest Old-time banjo tone. Mahogany, Walnut or Curly

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(NEW) Bishline “Oakie” Open-Back 5-String Banjo with Dobson Tone Ring – $1,895

  Our pal Rob Bishline enters the open-back banjo market with a bold and KILLER offering, the “OAKIE” banjo. We are very pleased. This is a fine, fine handcrafted banjo with all the fit-and-finish we’ve come to expect from Bishline with clean lines, satin finish, superb playability and wonderful bright and plucky tone. It has aged brass parts, Dobson brass tone ring, Gotoh tuners,

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(USED) Huss & Dalton MJ-C, Mini Jumbo, Cutaway, Cedar, Indian Rosewood – $2,950

(USED) From Huss & Dalton, this is what we would call an EXCEPTIONAL fingerstyle guitar for those who want a big, lush voice.  The MJ is H&D’s interpretation of the tight-waisted but big-bottomed J-185, with a 16″ lower bout and 4.5″ depth at the tail block, it just…sounds… HUGE!  Cedar tops are coveted by fingerstyle guitarists for its rich voice

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ON HOLD – (USED) Elle Jayne Henderson 41-Style Tenor Ukulele, Spruce Top, Wenge – ON HOLD

(USED) Here’s a lovely and rare item, just in on consignment: a tenor ukulele from Elle Jayne Henderson, daughter of the legendary Wayne Henderson. Everyone knows the work of Jayne’s famed father, and we’re happy to report that the apple does not fall far from the tree!  She cut her teeth in her father’s Rugby, VA shop, where this uke

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(USED) Larrivée 000-50, Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides – $1,995

(USED) We always enjoy it when a Larrivée guitar rolls through our store, we think that they are an great value and have a very compelling, balanced sound.  They are also workhorses, tough enough to survive regular gigging and travel.  Indeed, we have some customers who have played one guitar for 30-40 years, and that guitar is a Larrivée. This

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(NEW) Bourgeois JOM-T, Jumbo OM, Thin Body, Aged Tone Sitka Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides – $4,135

(NEW) We just got back from the lovely state of Maine, where the lobster was plentiful (and delicious) and where some of our favorite flattops come from. We could only be referring to Bourgeois Guitars, and it was a thrill to tour their amazing new facility, share stories and pick wood for our next round of custom builds. Did we

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(NEW) Bourgeois JOM-T, Jumbo OM, Thin Body, Aged Tone Adirondack, Indian Rosewood – ON HOLD

(NEW) We just got back from the lovely state of Maine, where the lobster was plentiful (and delicious) and where some of our favorite flattops come from. We could only be referring to Bourgeois Guitars, and it was a thrill to tour their amazing new facility, share stories and pick wood for our next round of custom builds. Did we

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(NEW) Collings OM2H-T Traditional Orchestra Model, Sitka Spruce, Indian Rosewood – $4,770

(NEW) Over the last few years, Bill Collings and his team found their interest in older instruments rekindled, and the team set about creating a lineup of guitars with certain structural and spec changes that would help to evoke a more vintage-inspired twist on the (now classic in its own right) Collings sound.  The Traditional series guitars are the result of a

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(USED) Collings OM1A Varnish, Adirondack Top, Mahogany Back and Sides – $4,495

(USED) The Orchestra Model is an inarguably great fingerstyle guitar, as most players know.. but Collings takes it to another level with their OM1A.  Mahogany back and sides deliver a strong fundamental, and Adirondack spruce, long considered the holy grail of tone woods, has unlimited headroom and a tonal complexity that isn’t found in other spruces.  When you add Collings’

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-14X TR, X-Braced, Truss Rod, Baked Sitka Top – $1,980

(NEW) Leave it to Collings, they never rest on their laurels!  Wondering if a great thing could be made even better, Bill and the team decided that it was time to experiment with torrefied Sitka spruce on their flagship WL-14 model, and this is one of a limited run of “baked” Waterloos.  Thermally cured or torrefied tops have swept the acoustic

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(NEW) Waterloo WL-S Deluxe, Stella Model, Sitka Top, Varnish Finish – $2,655

(NEW) The rarest and most prized guitar in the Waterloo lineup is the WL-S Deluxe.  These are built in small batches a few times a year, they don’t come around very often and they don’t last long when they do!  When you play one, it’s not hard to see why! Based on a historic Stella model, the WL-S Deluxe is

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(NEW) Kevin Kopp AJ, Adirondack Spruce, Brazilian Rosewood, Sunburst – SOLD

(NEW) For our money, nobody makes a better Gibby-inspired guitar than Kevin Kopp.  While most builders have models in these classic styles, few can really capture the magical tone of the best vintage examples, a skill that, to a guitar, Mr. Kopp has mastered. Kevin pulled out all the stops for us on this custom order, an AJ or Advanced

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